Carl D. Gelfius ’00, M.D.

  • Worthington, OH
  • Carl D. Gelfius, M.D., FAAPMR, FAANEM (Nationwide Children’s Hospital)

Award presented: April 13, 2019

After graduating from Otterbein in 2000, I attended The Ohio State University College of Medicine.  I graduated from OSU in 2004 and completed my intern year at Riverside Methodist Hospital in 2005.  I was named the Preliminary Medicine Resident of the Year at the completion of my internship.  I completed my Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at OSU from 2005-2008 and was named Academic Chief Resident for 2007-2008.  I was awarded the Ernest W. Johnson, MD Academic Achievement Award at the completion of my residency.  I completed my Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital from 2008 to 2010. 

I joined the academic faculty of the OSU department of PM&R and clinical staff of Nationwide Children’s Hospital in 2010.  I briefly joined the department of PM&R of Baylor College of Medicine and clinical staff of Texas Children’s Hospital and returned to OSU and NCH in 2016.  I was selected for the Academy Leadership Program (1 of 10 chosen for this program) through the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 

I am currently a member of the Health Policy and Legislation Committee of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a member of the Communications Committee (previously served as chair) of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. I have previously served on the Digital Media Education Committee of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.  I have lead the NCH’s Electrodiagnostic Laboratory to achieving accreditation through the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (2018) and currently serve as the Medical Director for the Electrodiagnostic Laboratory.  I am board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (initial 2009), Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (initial 2010), Electrodiagnostic Medicine (initial 2013), and Brain Injury Medicine (initial 2016). 

My clinical activities include inpatient, outpatient, and consultative pediatric family-centered rehabilitation services for children with physically disabling conditions.  My clinical interests include acquired brain injury and concussion, electrodiagnosis, cerebral palsy, neuromuscular disorders, and spasticity management.